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ASHA Submits Letter to HHS about Latest PRF Reporting Guidelines

ASHA sent a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Monday to again seek clarification about “conflicting information” posted by the department.

In updated FAQs posted Oct. 28, HHS said that providers reporting use of the funds toward lost revenues attributable to the coronavirus should report actual patient care revenues and expenses for 2019 and 2020, to allow for a year-over-year calculation of change in revenue, ASHA President David Schless noted in a letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar.

This instruction, however, conflicts with earlier guidance that continues to be included in the Oct. 28 FAQs, which endorses “any reasonable method of estimating the revenue … had COVID-19 not appeared” and says that one way to estimate lost revenue is the “difference between your budgeted and actual revenue.” For more, read here.